Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:04 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- A decision on the case of the Midtown murders is imminent.
Newly installed Cordillera Police Information Chief Cherry Fajardo said Hearing officer Chief Inspector William Willie is to submit his recommendation this week.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Protocol on how to handle child abuse cases has been formulated in the valley.
The Local Council for the Protection of Children, in a resolution, adopted the new child abuse prevention and intervention network protocol manual in handling child abuse for the municipality and endorsed it to the Sangguniang Bayan for information and appropriate action in its regular session.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.
SEVEN Command Personnel were awarded with special distinctions during the Philippine Military Academy's 116th Founding Anniversary for their outstanding performance during the year 2013-2014.
Major Joseph Jeremias Cirilo Dator, Military Intelligence of the Philippine Army, was awarded the Senior Officer of the Year for his contributions and achievements as the assistant chief of Academy Staff for Intelligence, MA2 supporting the realization of the academy's mission.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.
SAVE electricity and observe proper energy consumption.
The Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau raised public awareness on this matter in observance of Consumer Awareness Month.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:59 p.m.
THE Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) is encouraging community participation in ensuring peace and order in every city barangay with the rapidly increasing population of Baguio.
BCPO Deputy Director for Administration Police Superintendent Engelbert Soriano, in an interview over PIA Hour radio program, reported the BCPO with its 600 strong police personnel, is continuously doing its best in maximizing police presence and in bringing in pre-emptive and preventive measures to minimize unlawful activities.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.
THE news media have always been regarded as a vital component in a democracy like the Philippines. However, where does one go to when the press errs in its reporting? Who then watches the watchdog?
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.
THE Asean Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) is conducting site visitation to various communities of the AYVP 2013 and 2014 Philippine delegates October 17-21 as part of its post-programme monitoring phase.
Project Officer Regine Stephanie Guevara, currently the youngest and only Filipina at the AYVP Secretariat housed in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia heads the group that includes at least 15 Filipinos and two Malaysians, Alanna Jay Lynn Tan and Mohd Nazreen bin Mohamad.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.
NOT TAKE over can happen in Camp John Hay until formal arbitration proceedings are finished.
Camp John Hay Development Corporation has maintained their hold over leased properties with a Court of Appeals ruling encouraging arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution and for this reason found no reason to interfere in the arbitration proceedings.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.
THE air quality in KM 6 in La Trinidad is unhealthy.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau chief for Air Quality Monitoring Wilma Lagunilla told in a recent press conference based on their monitoring for the last three years, the air quality in KM 6 has been getting worse.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The City Tourism Office (CTO) of Tabuk City recently won the “Best in Tourism Month/Week Celebration” category during the 2014 National Pearl Award of the Association of Tourism Officers (ATOP) of the Department of Tourism.
In a media statement, Tabuk City Tourism Officer Arlene Ethel Odiem credits the reward to the continuous and unrelenting efforts of the city government through its CTO to boosts its tourism industry as highlighted during the 2013 tourism events and activities conducted in the city.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.
THE Philippine Military Academy recently celebrated years of instilling courage, integrity and loyalty during its 116th Founding Anniversary held October 18.
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation chairman and chief executive officer Cristino Naguiat Jr. who was the guest of honor during the ceremony expressed pride and gratitude to the PMA for its significant contributions in the society by producing the military leaders in the country.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.
THE University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) has lauded a Baguio lady for her work.
UPLB alumna Abigail Bengwayan Anongos, Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) Secretary General has been awarded as one of the Outstanding Alumna for Championing Indigenous Peoples Rights during the 96th (UPLB) Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming last week.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:08 p.m.
FIFTY-eight-year old Peter Ana-ao represents many of the close to 200 kidney failure patients from all over Northern Luzon who are struggling to sustain their twice or thrice-a-week hemodialysis treatment at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.
Like many of them, Peter, a native of Bontoc, Mt. Province, had to transfer residence to Baguio to be near the blood-cleansing machines in a city that offers bigger ground and, therefore, more possibilities for stumbling on financial support to maintain lifetime treatment.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:53 p.m.
BAGUIO City mayor Mauricio Domogan said there is an urgent need for the city to increase tax collection.
Domogan reiterated this during his weekly press forum after deliberating with members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) has sought for more funds to keep the Valley safe.
In a resolution forwarded to the local council, the MDRRMC has asked to use of a portion of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF) for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of urgent projects here, which totals P 2,300,000.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Two cadavers found in Sitio Poyopoy, Barangay Taloy Sur, still a pose a mystery to police investigators.
Police Chief Inspector Cherry Fajardo, officer- in-charge for the Police Information Office, said the investigation for the identity of the victims as well as the search for suspects to the crime are still under investigation.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.
BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan hopes the Malcolm Square will be rehabilitated soon.
"What happened sa Malcolm Square (People's Park) was, nandiyan na yung pondo, naaprubahan na ng (City) Council yung pagpaparehabilatate, nakalimutan nila to appropriate yung amount na matagal ng nandiyan," he said in his weekly press forum.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.
TWENTY-SIX years after the Philippine government passed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, key government agencies involved in its livelihood assistance component are still pushing for the implementation of regular programs even if it is set to expire in 2014.
For this, a synchronization workshop was recently held in Baguio City attended by CARP Coordinators and point persons of the Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Trade and Industry.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:22 p.m.
ALL time favorite music from yesterday and popular music today echoed at Café By The Ruins Thursday night for the One More Time Baguio Concert that featured members of the Cordillera News Agency and some renowned local musicians.
CNA’s founder Nora Linda “Baboo” Mondonedo had her own rendition of the Beatles’ song “Imagine” and Producer Joel Arthur “Art” Tibaldo made the audience move with danceable music by artists like Tom Jones
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:42 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Valley councilors are treading the path of waste management very carefully.
During Tuesday's regular session when Councilor Teddy Quintos, chairman of the committee on environment, was poised to have his recommendation authorizing Mayor Edna Tabanda to enter into an agreement with Australian waste to energy company, G20, approved, the matter was deferred.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:40 p.m.
THE Cordillera Administrative Region has a high overweight prevalence.
The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute presented an anthropometric survey in 2013 recently, which showed the overweight prevalence in CAR was higher than the national average.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:37 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Couniclor John Botiwey is pushing for anti bullying policies from the academe.
In a resolution approved by the entire council, Botiwey is requesting all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the Valley to draw up and implement anti-bullying policies in a bid to protect the youth.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:36 p.m.
THE Department of Health advised those experiencing psychiatric disorders to seek proper medication and therapy to help them overcome what they are going through.
Dr. Lowell Rebucal from the Psychiatry Department of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center stressed these disorders are treatable if proper treatment is undergone.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:32 p.m.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Home to the famous Kabunian Caves, Bakun will launch its rediscovered Nagasa cave in Poblacion today for adventurists and nature lovers alike.
Designated Municipal Tourism Action Officer Arthur Tolito said Nagasa cave was rediscovered sometime in the 80s by a person who went hunting.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:45 p.m.
BANGUED, ABRA -- A shuffle in police ranks have been done in a bid to restore peace in Abra.
The move came in the wake of a series of shooting incidents in Abra, including the murder of Jack Turqueza and members of a private armed group disarming two policemen of their service firearms at a checkpoint in Lagayan last week.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:43 p.m.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) will ask funding from the River Basin Control Office for the watershed ecosystem management of Amburayan.
Penro officer-in-charge Octavio Cuanso reported DENR-CAR is preparing a memorandum of agreement with Penro and the municipalities of Atok, Tublay, Bakun, Buguias, Kapangan and Kibungan to request funding from the DENR-RBCO for its own initiative to protect the Amburayan watershed and river basin.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.
THE Reproductive Health Bill is not only for women.
Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes from the Social Hygiene Clinic of the Baguio City Health Services Office stressed the RH bill is not only for women but for all.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.
THE 10 nominees for the search for child friendly barangay are currently being evaluated.
The composition of the assessment team are representatives from the City Council, Department of the Interior and Local Government City Filed Office, Health Services Office, City Planning and Development Office, Department of Education Division Office, Baguio Center for Young Adults, Special Services Division of the Mayor’s Office, and Save our School Children Foundation, Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:29 p.m.
THIRTY nine-year old Roy Sagalto came close to home last February, 29 years after he left Sagada, Mt. Province to work as a mason in Metro Manila.
He has been in Baguio since then, to be close to the dialysis room of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center where he tries to report twice a week for his lifetime blood-cleansing sessions he badly needs to survive.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.
WITH the full integration ASEAN Economic Communities by 2015, we have to consistently develop our export competitiveness…This was the general statement provided during a seminar on Philippine Export Competitiveness held in Baguio City recently.